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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 09:12 PM
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The Newbie's and Pro's Day Out: Cold, Hilarious and Painful

Hey everyone!

Today I had the awesome pleasure of riding with the one and only Vlaze! Not only is he an incredible boarder, but he's a totally awesome guy

Where to begin... well, it was freaking cold out! This morning the temperature at base was a frigid 6F, but it warmed up to about 15 in the afternoon. Our first run was down a blue, at which I realized that I am a complete newbie and that Vlaze is a pro. This guy really is good; I wish I had taken some pics of him shredding, but I was too busy falling on my ass every 100 feet. Throughout the day we hit up all different blues, he taught me how to speed check with the toe side and do toe breaks (Thanks!).

After getting bored with the Belt Pkwy (the longest blue trail at Hunter Mountain), we decided to mix it up a bit and go up a different lift than the usual quad at Hunter - it had hardly any people on it. Our assumption was that it leads half-way up the mountain and into the middle of the Belt. Little did we know, that the only way down from that lift was through a black trail, conveniently titled "Drop Off". I leafed it (scared out of my mind), while Vlaze sped through it like a speeding bullet. After that run, the blues got a whole lot easier.

The best part of the day came when I had to ride down "Hell Gate" (another black at Hunter); I can't blame Vlaze for this one, because I told him to pick any trail and have fun with it. It was icy, steep, and much too long. But fun! Something about the prospect of possibly dying really gets my blood boiling

Oh yes, one last thing: The Wipe Out Count.

Snowbun - probably about 50 or so, maybe more
Vlaze - 2 (one was my fault, and the other was on the last run of the day: an easy green. I would like to add, that was the only trail I did not fall on - not even once!)

Overall, the day was great. I had a wonderful time wiping out all over the mountain. Next time, I am not doing any greens (the fear factor of the blacks is wicked). What can I say, I am a masochist

Here's a link to the trail map: http://www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/S...8-09_front.pdf
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Hey everyone!


I had a wonderful time whipping it out all over the mountain.
street cred just went down girl specially with VLAZE


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very cute... grow up.
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Sounds like a fun day! It's nice to ride with someone well beyond your skill level. You can learn a lot in a day.
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very cute... grow up.
eh im probably older then you but i try to stay young


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Sounds like a fun day! It's nice to ride with someone well beyond your skill level. You can learn a lot in a day.
It really is! I normally ride alone, so there is no one there to teach me and explain what I am doing wrong.

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eh im probably older than you but i try to stay young
fixed that for you

OK, maybe you are older than me, but you certainly are not more mature.
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Hey Dawg Catcher...That's funny, if you google image 'snowboard chick' your avatar comes up. I knew I remember seeing that picture a while ago.

Hmmmmmm, you're not trying to pass that off as you are you? Or is that you?
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no thats not me i never claimed it was. im just certainly not going to throw a pic up of me on the interwebz much to dangerous to do that. seen one too many hilarious things happen to people who got PS'd to hell on forums. snow bum you probably are more mature then me on the internet as you can see from my posts. but now a days how far does that really get you on a forum.


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Yeah, i was just curious, not trying to be a dick though.
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DAWG CATCHER ARE YOU SERIOUS???


242 POSTS???? Now who's the "post whore"?

I think you have a problem.

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